Please check out my store If you need a set completed now and ready to ship .
Each set Takes approx 28 to 32 hour to complete and I do every step in the process by myself .
One piece at a time ..
Please look at my sold orders to get color Ideas on what you may want on your set :
I start with Natural Raw materials and put them all together.
When carving the pieces from tree branch I do hollow out the bottom and fill with lead weights. From 5 ounces down to 1/2 ounce depending on the size of the piece. This is known as Quadruple weighting : The piece is now 4 times as heavy as the weight of the raw wood by itself.
Then I use many processes to cure and seal all wood used in the sets . This will help the sets to last many lifetimes. Most sets at this price will have board spaces of 2 inches square and the kings would be 3.5 inches tall . The pawns would be 2 inches tall .
In photo 4 in this listing I have
Tree branch slices that I have used from Left to Right :
Oak , Cedar ,Cypress ,Decayed Oak , Poplar , Walnut , Slash Pine ,Crimson Bottlebrush ,Orange,Peppercorn,River Birch,Maple .
Also in the upper left corner I have a 2x2 solid Walnut tile and some Cedar twigs .
The Cedar twigs are the ones that I fit in last that look like tooth picks ..
Sets with rough edge trim or extra pieces and some wood does cost extra .
I do have a layaway option on any of my sets. UP to 5 months with 1 equal payment each month.Email me if you would like to layaway any of my sets and I will create a listing for you to purchase .
Thank you - Thank you again to all who have ordered my sets
over many many years.
I am honored to do my woodworking for you.
All the best - Nick